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“Very good and good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Oceanblue Seafood Bar - CLOSED

Oceanblue Seafood Bar
Price range: US$4 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Irish, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Indiana
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very good and good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Funny little spot but very good food. There was only one other couple in the dining room when we first went in and sat down. This is NOT a fancy place but a very simple, older establishment.. After waiting for some time for for a server to appear, the woman from the other table went to the back of the restaurant to get a server. It turns out the other couple eat here regularly and really liked the food. When the server finally came out to take our order, he told us they were out of the cod we wanted. He then proceeded to tell us what else they didn't have. The woman from the other table told him it would be best if he told us what he DID have, so he proceeded to tell us.

We ordered one plate of plaice and chips to share. I don't recall how long it took to get our meal.However long or short our wait was enjoyable as we chatted with the other couple and then another couple who arrived. When our dinner arrived, the server brought an extra plate so we could share. Our dinner was very tasty and we would order the plaice and chips again.

The owner came out to see how our meal was and explained what plaice was (we had never heard of it) and also told us it was deep fried in rapeseed oil which nutritionists say is a healthier cooking oil, or so says the shop owner.

The price was very reasonable and by the time we left, the place was full of customers.

We didn't mind the service faux paux early on, Just thought it was kind of funny that the local woman customer had to instruct the server (new employee?).

Bottom line: if you like fancy and great service, this is NOT the spot. If you like simple surroundings, can be flexible with the service and want good seafood at a good price, this is the spot.

We would go back and we would recommend this spot to anyone who enjoys fresh seafood.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank gottagetupandgo
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“mmmmm! the freshest of fish you'll ever taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Coming from the foodie haven of Bray, Berkshire, we have two Michelin star restaurants and three other excellent restaurants all of 5 star quality. Well, all I can say is that the quality of the cod, smoked cod and chips with crushed peas with mint we ate at the Ocean blue restaurant was on the same par. The proprietor, Jim Birmingham welcomed us with a very warm welcome explaining that his batter is a tempura batter (very light so that the taste brings out the texture and flavour of the fish even more so), and he couldnt be more precise. Our meal was accompanied with crushed petite pois & mint and a homemade tartar sauce and capers.
The fish he receives is delivered daily from Castletownbere which explains that melt in the mouth experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank screennamemay2011
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Cracking little fish & chip restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

On the face of it, that's all it is. But it is wonderfully put together, effortlessly. Great local produce, friendly atmosphere in a wonderful location. If you're not a snob and like good quality sea food with chips on the side, then make sure you visit whilst in kenmare. Pop over to the Horse Shoe after for a pint of Black once you're done. The owner is great character too. Enjoy

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Fay83
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Great wee place! Quite small and intimate! I had the scampi which was absolutely beautiful! Whole family enjoyed it. Great night, apart from an irate customer that could just never pleased no matter how hard staff tried! Very friendly staff and great prices for such beautiful food!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Aislingbelfast22
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Zurich
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Best Fish n' Chips? Yes!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

This restaurant advertised the best fish and chips on its blackboard...We tried it and the proprietor is not boasting unjustifiably. My wife had the cod and I had the plaice --- the batter was light and fresh...and everything was fried in rapeseed oil, which makes it all so much lighter.

I really recommend this Kenmare gem.

N.B.: Guinness - a must with your seafood - is available only in draft-flow cans.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank RogerZurich
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